DAKAR RALLY 2019 - Review

DAKAR RALLY 2019 - Review

DAKAR RALLY 2019 - Behind the Scene omnibus edition

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Monster Energy Honda Team Finishes the 2019 Dakar

Jan 17, 2019

Monster Energy Honda Team's José Ignacio Cornejo came in a valiant 2nd place to secure a top-10 finish as the final stage of the 2019 Dakar Rally came to a close.

Cornejo Jumps to 6th Overall in Penultimate Stage

Jan 16, 2019

Monster Energy Honda Team rider José Ignacio Cornejo finished 6th in the penultimate 9th stage of the 2019 Dakar Rally, moving him up to 6th overall.

Brabec Retires as the Team Focuses on Remaining Stages

Jan 15, 2019

Race leader Ricky Brabec was forced to retire from the 2019 Dakar Rally due to mechanical issues in Stage 8.

Brabec Regains Overall Lead after Stage 7

Jan 14, 2019

After completing one of the most demanding stages, Monster Energy Honda Team Ricky Brabec has regained the overall lead in the 2019 Dakar with a 7 minutes 47 seconds advantage over its nearest rival.

Brabec, Benavides Remain Top Contenders after Stage 6

Jan 13, 2019

After completing Stage 6 of the 2019 Dakar Rally, Ricky Brabec is 2nd overall, 4 minutes 38 seconds behind the leader, while Benavides sits 8 minutes and 1 second behind, climbing two positions to 4th.

Preparing for the Latter 5 Stages at Arequipa

Jan 12, 2019

The Dakar rally is in its only rest day at the bivouac of Arequipa, where teams and riders are still busy preparing for the final five stages of the race.

Brabec Leads Dakar at Halfway Point while Goncalves Leaves the Race

Jan 11, 2019

In the second day of the Marathon stage, Ricky Brabec clung on to the lead he gained the day before, and finished the first half of the 2019 edition in overall 1st.

Honda 2019 Motorsports Program Overview

January 11, 2019

January 11, 2019 - Honda Motor Co., Ltd. announced its motorsports activities for the 2019 season and initiatives to expand the popularity of motorsports.

Stunning Stage 4 Win gives Brabec the Lead

Jan 10, 2019

Passing all the checkpoints with the fastest times, Ricky Brabec convincingly won Stage 4, the first half of the Marathon stage where teams are not allowed to assist their riders.

Benavides Moves into Overall 2nd while Barreda Exits the Race

Jan 9, 2019

Kevin Benavides finished Stage 3 of the 2019 Dakar Rally just seconds behind the stage winner pushing him up to 2nd overall, while a ravine meant the end of Joan Barreda's chances in the race.

Barreda Maintains Lead, Brabec Third after Successful Second Stage

Jan 8, 2019

Ricky Brabec set the pace in Stage 2 of the 2019 Dakar Rally to finish 2nd, while Joan Barreda came in 3rd, good enough to maintain his overall lead.

Joan Barreda Scores Win in Opening Round

Jan 7, 2019

All five of the Monster Energy Honda Team riders scored good positions in the first stage of the 2019 Dakar Rally.

Monster Energy Honda Team Aims for Over-all Victory at Dakar

Jan 6, 2019

The 41st edition of the Dakar Rally is about to take off, challenging yet again various natural terrain over a long period of time and thousands of miles.

Honda's History at the Dakar

Dec 27, 2018

Leading up to the Dakar Rally 2019, Honda has added to its Rally site a brief history of its participation in the world's most grueling rally.

Honda Announces Plans for 2019 Motorcycle Motorsports Activities - Honda’s Participation in World Championship Racing and Dakar Rally 2019 -

November 7, 2018

On November 6, 2018 (local time), Honda announced plans for its participation in motorcycle motorsports world championship racing activities for the 2019 season, at EICMA 2018 in Milan, Italy.

2018 World Championship Concludes, But Work Goes on for Monster Energy Honda Team

Oct 17, 2018

With the conclusion of the 2018 FIM Cross-Country World Championship, Monster Energy Honda Team’s preparation for participation in the Dakar Rally is just beginning.

Ricky Brabec Wins Final Stage and Secures Podium Spot in Morocco Rally

Oct 10, 2018

Monster Energy Honda Team’s American rider Ricky Brabec, who triumphed on the final day, took third place overall for the second year running, in the grueling Morocco Rally.

After Morocco Rally Marathon Stage, Ricky Brabec Remains in the Fight for the Podium

Oct 09, 2018

A fifth place in the fourth stage of the Morocco Rally places Ricky Brabec just a step away from finishing on the rally’s final podium.  

Brabec Holds Third Place in The Morocco Rally After The First Leg of The Marathon Stage

Oct 08, 2018

The third stage of the Morocco Rally, the first part of the marathon stage, caused some major changes in the overall standings, although Monster Energy Honda Team’s American rider Ricky Brabec remains in third place in the table.

Complicated Navigation in the Morocco Rally Second Stage

Oct 07, 2018

American Ricky Brabec was the best of the Monster Energy Honda Team in the second stage of the Morocco Rally and lies third in the overall race standings.

Bittersweet Start for the Monster Energy Honda Team

Oct 06, 2018

The Monster Energy Honda Team got the Morocco Rally off to a start with good result in the first full stage of the race, although the squad had its first retiree.

Good Starting Position for Monster Energy Honda Team in Morocco

Oct 05, 2018

Completing the prologue of the Morocco Rally, the final event in which points count towards the FIM Cross-Country Rallies World Championship, the Monster Energy Honda Team riders will occupy well-placed start positions for the first full stage.

Riders and Machine

Monster Energy Honda Team

Paulo Goncalves

Nationality: Portugal

Monster Energy Honda Team

Joan Barreda

Nationality: Spain

Monster Energy Honda Team

Kevin Benavides

Nationality: Argentina

Monster Energy Honda Team

Ricky Brabec

Nationality: U.S.A.

Monster Energy Honda Team

José Ignacio Cornejo

Nationality: Chile



Towards Victory for Dakar Rally 2019

Towards Victory for Dakar Rally 2019

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Dakar Rally Schedule

Start PodiumJun. 6


Stage 1Jun. 7


Stage 2Jun. 8

Pisco-San Juan de Marcona

Stage 3Jun. 9

San Juan de Marcona-Arequipa

Stage 4Jun. 10


Stage 5Jun. 11


Rest dayJun. 12


Stage 6Jun. 13

Arequipa-San Juan de Marcona

Stage 7Jun. 14

San Juan de Marcona-San Juan de Marcona

Stage 8Jun. 15

San Juan de Marcona-Pisco

Stage 9Jun. 16


Stage 10Jun. 17


Morroco Schedule

PrologueOct 4


Stage 1Oct 5


Stage 2Oct 6


Stage 3Oct 7


Stage 4Oct 8


Stage 5Oct 9


Post-RaceOct 17

Morocco Rally 2018

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